Highlights from the VST image of Omega Centauri

This montage shows nine small cutouts from the VST image of Omega Centauri. Although each of them only shows about 0.3% of the full image they are still richly detailed and display the exquisite image quality of the telescope and camera. The upper left panel shows the core of Omega Centauri, where stars are at their densest. The cutouts are then taken from regions of decreasing stellar density and those from the outer parts show many faint galaxies far beyond the cluster.

Crédit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: A. Grado/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1119f
Type:Observation
Date de publication:8 juin 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1119
Taille:3200 x 2200 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Omega Centauri
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Distance:17000 années lumière
Catégorie:Star Clusters

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DomaineTélescope
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VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
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VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Infrarouge
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VLT Survey Telescope
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